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Hey! My name is Hillary and I live in Texas! I am a teacher turned stay at home mom with my 3 year old daughter! I also have a 7 year old son! I love doing fun activities with my kids, helping other teachers and spending time with my sweet husband!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Being a Mommy!

Being a Mommy is the greatest feeling in the entire world. Sure it is exhausting at times, and maybe even a little frustrating but all I have to do is look at my little boy's face and everything else falls into place. Rex went in for his 2 week check up on May 31st. Dr. Hudson said he was doing great! He had grown 2 inches (to 22 inches) and weighed 8 lbs 8 oz. After a few scary nights, and talking to the doctor though, we realized that there is a good possiblity Rex has a milk allergy. We switched from a regular Similac formula to one for milk allergies. Not all of the problems have subsided, but things are looking a little better.

On another note--this being my first child, I assumed all of the things I got at my four baby showers would be way too much! I thought...wow I will never use all of this--BOY WAS I WRONG! Thank you to everyone who helped little Rex be well prepared for his entrance into the Kiser household! Diapers and wipes are going fast, gift cards are buying formula, clothes are being changed about 6 times a day! :) So again THANK YOU!!

Rex is getting on a semi-normal feeding schedule. During the day he eats about every 2-3 hours...at night he eats every 3-4 hours...sometimes 5!! The every 5 hours is very rare though, which is actually good because at 3 weeks...he needs to be eating a little more often. The nights are getting a little bit easier, MUCH easier than the first week! For this week, we are trying short naps in our crib. He hasn't slept in his crib yet at night, but baby steps. We are trying naps to get him adjusted to the scary feeling of waking up somewhere different. So far...the naps are VERY short. :) We are adjusting though. Randy and I are also establishing a bedtime routine, hopefully this will help with the transition to his crib eventually. :)

Everything is going great here if you can't tell. I am all healed up, and feeling better than ever (other than sleep deprived!) :) Just very excited to spend the summer with my husband and new little boy!

Now that I am getting a little more used to having a baby at home, I hope to update this more often. Below are a few pictures of Rex over the last couple of weeks! We had some family visit (what a great weekend!!) And then of course there are some pictures of just the beautiful little boy! Enjoy!

First Sponge Bath

Asleep after a feeding

Love Mommy Kisses!

Grandpa meets Rex :)

Uncle Danny and Aunt Shelley

Uncle Danny--Rex peed on him right after. :)

Hence the new outfit! Aunt Shelley holds Rex! :)


Daddy and Baby :)

My boys sleeping :)

Mommy and Rex--2 weeks after birth. Love my fella! :)

Saturday night with Mommy and Daddy-I'm bathed, feed, dry and HAPPY! :)

After doctor's visit--It's been a long day!

3 weeks old!!

8 days old!

Sleeping when the family was in

4 days old! :)

Grandmas! :) He's very loved!

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures Hillary! We can't wait to watch little Rex grow up and all the fun times you all will have with him. :-)